Want to get an A-list wedding look? Sangeeta Laudus from top wedding accessories boutique Olivier Laudus reveals her three favourite celebrity brides from 2012 and shows you how to steal their aisle styles…
Rochelle Wiseman of The Saturdays shone in her figure-hugging Vera Wang wedding gown.
I loved the Hollywood-inspired dress together with the simplicity of her wedding accessories – a vintage statement headband (no earrings or necklace) and a bouquet of ivory flowers to match her dress.
This is exactly the look I would go for if we were ever to renew our vows! Statement headbands like Rochelle’s are big news with brides as we approach 2013.
More contemporary than a traditional tiara, headbands usually have the statement detail slightly on one side. For a classic look, go for pieces with pearls and diamanté. For a 1920s feel, look for feathers and designs with a more Art deco style.
A surprising celebrity trend has been the pink wedding dress, with Reese Witherspoon and Anne Hathaway, and most recently Jessica Biel all choosing pink gowns.
Jessica (who got married earlier this month to Justin Timberlake in Italy) wore a spectacular petal pink Giambattista Valli gown which, on paper, really shouldn’t have worked but it so did!
Her dress wasn’t a pale or blush pink but a proper bubble-gum pink with frothy skirt. She kept her wedding accessories simple with a beautiful pale pink veil to complement her dress and elegant drop earrings to achieve a very romantic and unique look.
Sometimes less is more when it comes to wedding accessories and one statement piece – like drop earrings or a headband – can finish your gown to perfection. You need your accessories to complement your dress, not overshadow it, and Jessica got this balance just right.
Last but not least, I have to mention Dee Kopping’s wedding to the fabulous Dermot O’Leary.
Her Aimee McWilliam’s wedding dress boasted dreamy lace detailing along the neckline and on the sleeves and lace appliqué on the skirt. The traditional look worked well with their quintessentially English celebration in the Kent countryside, but the front slit and fishtail gave it the X-factor!
Celebs don’t always get it right, though, and next time I will take a look at those wedding day faux pas in the style stakes.
How are you choosing your wedding accessories? Are you going for a show-stopping statement piece or a more subtle bridal look?
Check back soon for more top accessory advice from Sangeeta. For more information on Olivier Laudus visit their online boutique www.olivierlaudus.com or call 020 8374 1239. Bridal style consultations available by appointment at their central London studio.